The first notable fight of spring highlights Day 5 for the Huskies.
The fight happened in the back of the end zone in a bit of a scrum, so it was hard making out the players. Quinton Richardson for sure, maybe Anthony Boyles. One of the reasons it was hard to tell was that the full offensive and defensive units and then even the players not on the field rushed over, and that's what upset coach Steve Sarkisian. He said one-on-one scuffles are understandable, but additional players joining is a good way to get 15, 30 and 45 yards worth of penalties.
So, Sark stopped practice and had the team run some sprints across the width of the field. After each gasser, he offered a lesson that came down to this: "Fighting with pads on is not toughness. Toughness is being tired late in the fourth quarter and still being able to focus."
The practice took place in front of former Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren -- who watched the whole time, but did not appear to address the team. Sarkisian said he was honored to have the coach, and the players were clearly aware of his presence.
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(Quincy Pondexter was also among the relatively small group of fans watching today, on what was a cool, cloudy and breezy afternoon.)
Sarkisian said the defense won the day, which was themed as "Turnover Wednesday" -- the defense got them, the offense committed them.
Huge guard Morgan Rosborough was running with the first offense in place of Senio Kelemete. Sarkisian said Rosborough had been doing well with -- and against -- the No. 2's, so he wanted to see what he could do among the ones.
Sarkisian also had continuing praise for tight end Chris Izbicki and tailback Demitrius Bronson. However, the coach said the quarterbacking was up and down today.
The Huskies will be off Thursday, go through a lighter workout Friday and then have their first scrimmage of camp on Saturday.